The Promised Discs News Posted by Ian Symes on 8th April 2020, 21:38 With just under 24 hours to go until The Promised Land airs on Dave, news broke of when we’d see it on shiny disc, thanks to Amazon’s pre-order for the June 1st release of both the DVD and the Bluray turning up. A singular disc per format in this case, in a first for a Red Dwarf release, but one that’s understandable given the size of the main feature. Mind you, Back To Earth was a similar running time and that managed a whole second disc of extras, admittedly in the rather different home media climate of eleven years ago. Instead, the rather attractive cover, naturally based on the fabulous poster, reveals that there’s just under an hour’s worth of bonus features, and they break down as follows: Extra Content: • The Promised Doc – Behind the scenes documentary (28 mins approx.) • Through An Audience’s Eyes – An additional, BBC exclusive behind the scenes featurette (14’25” approx.) • Red Dwarf: The Promised Land – Smeg Ups – Outtakes (7’30” approx.) • Red Dwarf: The Promised Land – Deleted Scenes – Deleted scenes (Just over 6mins) Aww, half an hour seems short for a Red Dwarf DVD doc, but then it’s about on par with Series XI and XII in proportion to the duration of the episode(s) it covers. And there’s an extra behind the scenes thing there too, although quite what it is and what “BBC exclusive” means in this context isn’t clear. The customary Smeg Ups and deleted scenes are present and correct, and at healthy looking running times. No commentaries of any description, which is to be expected at this point but is still a bit of a shame. What better time to rectify that online, though? We’ll presumably get more information on all of this via TOS before too long. Thanks to Chris Hobson for giving us the heads-up on Twitter.